What Is Pediatric Dentistry?
No matter how old they are, good oral health is important for everyone in your household. At ACE Dental of Cove, we want your children to have strong, beautiful smiles for life so we’re available for all of your child’s dental care needs. Kids need extra patience and instruction, and our general dentists are uniquely qualified to guide babies, children, and teenagers to develop proper dental care routines, address a variety of dental health requirements, and prevent tooth decay. Our goal is to give your children good experiences at the dentist so that they don’t develop dental phobias that follow them into adulthood. Call ACE Dental of Cove today for more information about pediatric dentistry or to schedule an appointment for your child.
"Amazing dentistry. Every employee was not only professional but friendly and kind as well. Dr. Kim and his assistant Zinnia in particular were exceptional, easing the nervousness I feel about dentists from bad childhood visits. They'll absolutely be my go to for dentistry work for as long as I'm in the cove area."- D.M. / Google / Sep 10, 2021
"I was in so much pain walking into my appointment this morning but the staff and Dr.Kim were kind and helped me find a solution that was cost effective and eliminated my dental issue. I highly recommend this office and will be back for any and all of my future dental needs. Thanks again!"- B.N. / Google / Aug 25, 2021
"I called Friday morning to ask for an appointment for a tooth extraction and I was shocked to be offered a same day appointment and the person I spoke to was INCREDIBLY nice. I read that they did payment plans and they had great reviews so I figured, well I’m desperate so I’ll give it a try. The clinic was only a short drive for me and when I got there I didn’t know what to expect. The lobby was nice and the staff were welcoming. The online registration was easy and when I got lead back to meet the dentist I was really appreciative of how incredibly kind and sweet she was. I explained to her my history and I was treated with the utmost respect and understanding. I didn’t feel judged at all. For patients without insurance in the aftermath of a pandemic and job losses and insurance cancellations; it meant the world to me to not feel shamed. This was the absolute best experience I’ve ever had and I will be back and will definitely highly recommend them. Thank you Ace for the compassion!!"- A.M. / Google / Aug 21, 2021
"I had tooth pain after biting down on something hard. It last for days. I called for an appt. They were able to get me in the same day. I got xrays and a cleaning by the DDS. No cavity and pain resolved after cleaning. Walked away 90 minutes later with a $20 fee for a fluoride treatment. Happy day & great customer service!!"- T.N. / Google / Aug 20, 2021
"Took great care of me and awesome family setting."- R.H. / Google / Aug 14, 2021
Is My Child a Candidate for Pediatric Dentistry?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, infants should have an initial dentist visit before their first birthday. During that visit, a pediatric dentist can let you know when to begin bringing your child in for regular dental appointments. Children typically have baby teeth for several years, and you never know when or how your child will lose their baby teeth so it’s very important to give your kid’s teeth special attention throughout all stages of childhood. ACE Dental of Cove offers dental cleanings and sealants to prevent tooth decay, as well as stainless steel crowns and pulpotomies to repair damaged teeth. We provide complete pediatric dental services, including orthodontic care, tooth extractions, and even emergency dentistry to protect your child’s smile.
What Can I Expect During My Child's Visit?
We want your child’s dental visits to be relaxed and positive. At your baby’s first visit, we can help with common issues, such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething, or thumb-sucking. After your child begins regular dental cleanings, we suggest scheduling appointments every six months at ACE Dental of Cove. During some visits, digital dental x-rays may be taken to track tooth development and to find hidden areas of decay, and we will perform biannual cleanings and exams. Depending on your child’s needs, we can recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants to protect their teeth while they establish a good dental hygiene regimen.
How Do I Care For My Child's Teeth Between Appointments?
If one of our dental professionals suggests specific dental treatments for your child, such as fillings or orthodontics, we will go over that with you during their appointment. Our knowledgeable staff can work with you to schedule specific dental treatments or their next preventive visit. During their examination, we will stress the importance of at-home oral care and review appropriate brushing and flossing techniques. You can help your children to learn proper dental hygiene processes early in life so that they can experience a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
Is Pediatric Dentistry Covered under Insurance?
Many pediatric oral care services, such as preventive cleanings and exams, are typically covered by dental insurance. Our insurance experts will contact your insurance provider to ascertain your child’s coverage and determine any leftover costs. ACE Dental of Cove accepts many payment methods, and we can even help you with low-interest financing to make your child’s dental care more affordable for you.
Protect Little Smiles With Pediatric Dentistry
In order to make sure your child develops healthy dental habits, it’s important to schedule routine dental visits at ACE Dental of Cove every six months. Our facility can handle any dental needs your child may have, including regular dental care, restorative dentistry, and orthodontics. To give the next generation the best chance to develop a healthy, gorgeous smile, call our office in Copperas Cove, TX today to schedule an appointment.